Punjab Shahi Imam Hazrat Maulana Habib Ur Rehman Sa-ani Ludhianvi died at a private hospital in Ludhiana after a brief illness, a state government statement said here on Friday.
The 63-year-old died on Thursday night. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, and two sons.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh condoled the demise of the Shahi Imam.
In a condolence message, Singh described the Shahi Imam as a spiritual personality, who always propagated the message of love, peace, and harmony amongst the masses.
“Shahi Imam’s immense contribution in cementing the bonds of brotherhood, amity, and bonhomie amongst mankind would always be remembered by one and all across the State,” he said.
“A void has been created in the religious fraternity especially amongst the Muslim community, which is difficult to fill,” the chief minister said.